SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL
It shall be the duty of each owner or occupant of any
building or ground in the Village of Black Earth to remove from the
sidewalk adjacent to the premises, within twenty-four hours after the
end of any snow, sleet, rain, or hail storm, all snow and ice which may
have fallen or accumulated thereon during said storm. In case any
owner or occupant shall fail to clean such sidewalk within the time
specified, it shall be the duty of the Village of have the same cleaned.
The Village shall keep an account of the expense of cleaning sidewalks
in front of each lot or parcel of ground and shall make a certified
report of the same to the Village Clerk/Treasurer who shall enter this
amount against the said lot or parcel of land on the next tax roll of
said Village as a special tax against the premises.
WINTER PARKING REGULATIONS
Heavy snowstorms may create emergency conditions which impair
transportation, and the delivery of medical care, fire, health or police
protection or other vital services of the Village there by requiring
winter parking regulations to assist in maintaining streets open to
vehicular traffic and assure needed services to residents.
Declaration of emergency.
The Village President, Police Chief, or the Village Clerk shall declare
a snow emergency during the period of a severe snow storm, or
immediately thereafter, whenever, traffic becomes congested by reason of
said snowfall of 2" or greater, and the operation of emergency vehicles,
including snow removal equipment and machinery, is impeded.
Duration of emergency.
Such emergency shall exist so long as traffic remains congested, and the
operation of emergency vehicles is impeded, or likely to be impeded, by
the falling of snow and the congestion of traffic upon the streets,
alleys or public parking lots of the city.
Notice of emergency.
The Village President, or other authorized officials listed above may
proclaim the state of emergency through the press, radio or other public
means of communication, and may designate and authorize police officers
and snow removal personnel to inform the citizenry of the existence of
Parking prohibited during emergency.
No person shall park any vehicle on a street, alley or public parking
lot during the period of snow emergency, or immediately there after,
until such street, alley or public parking lot has been cleared of snow.
Removal of vehicles.
The Chief of Police, or any of his employees under his supervision and
direction, may remove any vehicle which may interfere with the operation
of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle and charge the
cost of removing such vehicle to the owner or the operator thereof. Said
Chief of Police may cause removal to be made either by his own
department with Village help or may contract for such removal with any
service man, person, firm or corporation that has as a part of their
business, towing. service with proper equipment to move vehicles.
Anyone who violates Section 11.36.060 through 11.36.100 shall be subject
to a fine of twenty dollars for the first offense, fifty dollars for the
second offense and two hundred dollars for each offense thereafter.
Nonpayment of fines shall subject the offender to suspending driving
privileges. All fines shall have as additional costs added there to
the towing charges involved in removing vehicle subject to removal under
the terms of this ordinance.
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